Sen. Richard Marcellais,
D-Belcourt, has been donning his orange blazer and matching loafers to
bring attention to the need for more funding to Vietnam veterans who
were exposed to Agent Orange.
a Vietnam veteran, says there are about 15,000 other Vietnam veterans
living in North Dakota, and many of them may have been exposed to the
defoliant that was sprayed over the jungle from U.S. planes from 1962 to
1971 to strip away cover for the North Vietnamese.
is the prime sponsor of a bill that would provide funding to help
identify and provide services Vietnam veterans who were exposed to
bill originally asked for $100,000 in funding over the next two years.
The House cut the sum to $50,000, while the Senate wants $75,000.
The final amount is slated to be negotiated by both chambers this week.